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Muslims Pray at Mount Arafat During Peak of Hajj

The annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia peaks Wednesday with 2 million Muslims packing the valley of Mount Arafat for a day of prayer. The site is where the Prophet Muhammad is believed to have given his final sermon about 1,400 years ago calling for equality and unity among Muslims. Lasting five days, the hajj began Tuesday with pilgrims circling the Kaaba, a black cubic structure in Mecca's Grand Mosque toward which all Muslims pray. From there they visit Mina before...

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